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Fenerbahce 1 Benfica 0 – Europa League semi-final first leg match report: Egeman Korkmaz scores

Fenerbahce 1 Benfica 0: Korkmaz strike leaves semi-final in the balance as Chelsea await winners

By
Graeme Yorke

PUBLISHED:

20:59 GMT, 25 April 2013

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UPDATED:

21:17 GMT, 25 April 2013

Egeman Korkmaz scored the only goal as Fenerbahce won the first leg of their Europa League semi-final tie against Newcastle's conquerors Benfica in Istanbul.

The result leaves the match evenly poised heading into next week's second leg.

The winner will face either Chelsea or Basle in the final.

Winner: Egemen Korkmaz celebrates his second-half strike

Winner: Egemen Korkmaz celebrates his second-half strike

MATCH FACTS

Fenerbahce: Demirel, Gonul, Yobo, Korkmaz, Ziegler, Meireles (Ucan 64), Topal, Kuyt, Cristian (Sahin 86), Sow (Krasic 87), Webo.

Subs Not Used: Gunok, Irtegun, Senturk, Topuz.

Booked: Cristian, Topal, Webo.

Goals: Korkmaz 72.

Benfica: Artur Moraes, Maxi Pereira, Jardel, Garay, Melgarejo, Gomes (Carlos Martins 81), Aimar (Gaitan 46), Matic, John (Rodrigo 64), Cardozo, Salvio.

Subs Not Used: Paulo Lopes, Roderick Miranda, Lima, Urreta.

Booked: Gomes, Aimar, Maxi Pereira, John.

Attendance: 51,000

Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia).

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Jesus walks: Benfica coach Jorge Jesus heads out onto the pitch before kick-off

Jesus walks: Benfica coach Jorge Jesus heads out onto the pitch before kick-off

Familiar faces: Ex-Liverpool duo Raul Meireles (left) and Dirk Kuyt (right) both played for Fenerbahce

Familiar faces: Ex-Liverpool duo Raul Meireles (left) and Dirk Kuyt (right) both played for Fenerbahce

Paying the penalty: Cristian's strike is saved by Artur

Paying the penalty: Cristian's strike is saved by Artur

Paying the penalty: Cristian's strike is saved by Artur

Turkish delight: Korkmaz is mobbed after his goal

Turkish delight: Korkmaz is mobbed after his goal

Turkish delight: Korkmaz is mobbed after his goal

Plenty to ponder: Jesus will hope to resurrect Benfica's hopes next week

Plenty to ponder: Jesus will hope to resurrect Benfica's hopes next week

David Luiz pictured in his youth

Can you work out which Premier League star this is from his childhood snaps

By
Rik Sharma

PUBLISHED:

12:09 GMT, 3 April 2013

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UPDATED:

01:05 GMT, 4 April 2013

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Who is this

Clue: Look at the hair in the first picture

Improvement: David Luiz has impressed this season after making several mistakes last term

Improvement: David Luiz has impressed this season after making several mistakes last term

Yes, it's Chelsea defender David Luiz!

The
Brazilian centre back posted this picture on his Instagram account on
Wednesday morning, a digital collage of images from his youth in
Diadema, Sao Paulo.

He was released by Sao Paulo FC at the age of 14 and signed for Vitoria, helping them achieve promotion to the second division.

In January 2007 he moved to Benfica and, four years later, signed for Chelsea.

Joker in the pack: David Luiz (left) larks around with Eden Hazard during Chelsea training on Wednesday

Joker in the pack: David Luiz (left) larks around with Eden Hazard during Chelsea training on Wednesday

His time in England has been tumultuous to say the least, but this season he has cut the glaring errors of last season out and impressed both in defence and in a midfield role.

Barcelona have been linked with a summer move for him, although at 25 years old, Chelsea would be loathe to sell him.

Luiz captained Brazil during their recent friendly against Italy and has been touted as a potential successor to John Terry as Chelsea skipper.

Spring cheer: 'I met some inspirational friends at the hospital today @GreatOrmondSt support these kids if you can they touched my heart #life #perspective.' Luiz said on Instagram

Spring cheer: 'I met some inspirational friends at the hospital today @GreatOrmondSt support these kids if you can they touched my heart #life #perspective.' Luiz said on Instagram

Paolo Di Canio has resigned as Swindon manager after his position became "untenable"

Di Canio resigns as Swindon manager after his position became 'untenable'

By
Joe Ridge and Ralph Ellis

PUBLISHED:

19:28 GMT, 18 February 2013

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UPDATED:

22:13 GMT, 18 February 2013


Gone: Paulo Di Canio

Gone: Paulo Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio’s turbulent 18 months as manager of Swindon came to an end on Monday night when the fiery Italian walked out.

Di Canio, who won promotion in his first season, revealed he had resigned a week ago but gave the club’s prospective new owners seven days to get the green light from the Football League for their takeover.

When a 5pm deadline came and went last night with the deal — lined up to prevent the club going into administration — still uncertain, Di Canio decided it was time to go.

The 44-year-old had been threatening to walk out for more than a fortnight after star midfielder Matt Ritchie was sold to Bournemouth for 500,000 without his approval.

The statement said: 'In my previous press statement on 1st
February, I said that I was considering my future, as my position with
the club had become untenable, after I found out that Matt Ritchie had
been sold without my consent.

'As I had previously stated, there
have been a number of broken promises made by the club over the time
that I have been Manager of Swindon Town. Despite these problems, I have
delivered everything and more that was asked of me, by achieving
promotion last year as Champions and competing this season for promotion
to the Championship and being just 3 points from top place a year
earlier than expected.

'I did not resign immediately, nor
publicise my resignation after I had formally confirmed it, as I did not
want to jeopardise the negotiations for the sale of the club and I
wanted to listen to what the proposed new owners plans were.'

Hero: Swindon fans had done everything they could to keep Di Canio

Hero: Swindon fans had done everything they could to keep Di Canio

Di Canio won 44 of the 75 league games he was in charge at Swindon, and his resignation will spark interest from bigger clubs who are looking for a new manager.

The statement continued: 'Following discussions, my representatives put forward a proposal that
would secure my future at the club until at least the end of the season
and quite possibly beyond as well. This proposal actually reduced the
Clubs contractual liabilities to me in the interest of saving Swindon
Town FC. At a meeting last Friday the proposed new owners accepted and
said they were very happy with the new terms.

'I entered into a temporary arrangement with the proposed new owners
to continue in my role as Manager but all this was agreed subject to
Football League approval for the purchase of the Club being granted by
5:00pm on Monday 18th February.

Money: Off-field financial problems have begun to dog Swindon

Money: Off-field financial problems have begun to dog Swindon

'At the time of issuing this statement, I have had no further contact
from the proposed new owners and I have been told that unfortunately
Football League approval has not been granted yet and therefore my
temporary arrangement has ended and my resignation stands.

'This is all I wish to say for the time being other than to thank my
Technical Staff and the players for their fantastic professional
behaviour and attitude in achieving what they have done up to today,
also thanks to the Swindon Town supporters for the incredible support
they have shown me and the team throughout my time as Manager.

'I wish the best of luck to the supporters, the players and my Technical Staff for the future.'

Undermined: Di Canio felt the sale of Matt Richie was the last straw

Undermined: Di Canio felt the sale of Matt Richie was the last straw

Swindon currently sit sixth in League
One, just two points off the automatic promotion places — but Di Canio
wanted more backing to reach the Championship. Instead, he lost his top
player and his plans to recruit more were shelved.

Swindon’s owners put the club up for
sale in mid-January, revealing they had debts of around 13million and
warning they might have to go into administration.

That fear was eased when a consortium
agreed a deal to take over, but so far its leader, Oxford-based
businessman Jed McCrory, who bought Southern League club Banbury Town
six months ago, does not have Football League backing for his plans.

Di Canio’s position will be of
interest to West Ham, where he is the fans’ favourite to take over if
the club fail to agree a contract with Sam Allardyce when his deal runs
out in June.

Sent-off Gary Cahill slams Emerson over kick as he"s forced to miss Leeds Capital One Cup quarter-final

It wouldn't even knock over my one-year old daughter! Sent-off Cahill slams Emerson over kick as he's forced to miss Leeds clash

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19:19 GMT, 16 December 2012

Gary Cahill slammed Emerson for his dramatic reaction as the Chelsea defender saw red against Corinthians which means he will miss the Capital One Cup tie against Leeds on Wednesday.

The former Bolton man was sent off for
kicking out at Emerson in the Club World Cup final and he will be suspended for the quarter-final clash at Elland Road.

But Cahill explained: 'I have tackled the guy, we sort of tangled legs and as we tangled he lashed out with his arm and hit me in the face.

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Cahill was sent off for kicking out at Emerson

Cahill was sent off for kicking out at Emerson

He added: 'So I have reacted which wasn't the
greatest of reactions from me but it is two different players – he hits
me in the face and I don't roll around for five minutes holding my face
like he has broken my nose and dislocated my jaw.

'I touch him on the shin and it
probably wouldn't knock over my one-year-old daughter, yet he was
rolling around five or six times.

'It probably is a red card but the reaction of the guy is totally out of order for what I did if you see the impact.'

FIFA's disciplinary committee will
review the red card this week to see if it commands a longer ban but it
is expected that one game should suffice.

Dejected: Chelsea lost 1-0 in the Club World Cup final and will return home empty handed

Dejected: Chelsea lost 1-0 in the Club World Cup final and will return home empty handed

The suspension adds insult to injury
for Chelsea after they lost 1-0 to the Brazilian side at the Yokohama
International Stadium.

Paulo Guerrero scored the only goal
of the game with a header in the 69th minute to sink the European
champions and send them on their 6,000-mile journey home empty handed.

Fernando Torres should've sent the
game into extra-time but he missed a glorious opportunity in the 85th
minute on a frustrating day for the Blues.

And
to make matters worse for Rafa Benitez's side their flight back to
England was delayed due to Japanese noise restriction laws and they will
not arrive home until Monday afternoon.

VIDEO: Big in Japan: Chelsea's Club World Cup adventure…

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Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button to be guarded by extra security at Brazilian Grand Prix

Button and Hamilton to be guarded by extra security at Brazilian GP after past troubles

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UPDATED:

12:07 GMT, 22 November 2012

Extra security will be laid on for Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton ahead of this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix.

Button's car was ambushed by armed men two years ago and McLaren will not take any risks this time around.

Violence has broken out in Sao Paulo where local reports claim 250 people have been killed since the start of October. Eight buses were also torched last weekend.

Security: Hamilton and Button will be handed a police escort at this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix

Security: Hamilton and Button will be handed a police escort at this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix

Button and Hamilton will be accompanied by a police escort and armoured vehicles on the 45-minute trip from the Interlagos track to their hotel.

Button described the situation in 2010 as 'scary' after the British driver, accompanied by his father John, manager Richard Goodard and trainer Mike Collier saw three men brandishing machine guns approach their car just minutes before arriving at the track.

The McLaren star lauded the quick-thinking of his driver after escaping the scene without further incident.

On fire: Eight buses were torched last weekend

On fire: Eight buses were torched last weekend

Button however, has been undeterred by the potential hijacking. He said: 'I love racing here and the fans are very passionate. It is a good race. It has been around for a long time and the people here love their motorsport.'

The 32-year-old added: 'We are having armoured vehicles and a police escort.'

Pele recovering in hospital after hip operation

Pele recovering in hospital after hip op with Brazil legend set to head home soon

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UPDATED:

19:23 GMT, 13 November 2012

Three-time World Cup winner Pele is recovering in a Brazilian hospital after undergoing hip surgery.

The 72-year-old is expected to be discharged on Wednesday following the minor procedure at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo.

Pele's advisor, Jose Ovens, told Brazilian broadcaster Globoesport: 'Everything went very well. It was a simple surgery. He probably will be discharged tomorrow.'

Get well soon: Pele is considered by many the finest footballer ever to play

Get well soon: Pele is considered by many the finest footballer ever to play

It was reported that Pele had initially gone to the hospital to renew his medical insurance, but after complaining of long-term pain in his hip and then undergoing tests, opted to undergo the operation.

League One review: Eddie Howe wins first game back at Bournemouth

League One review: Howe wins first game back at Bournemouth as Blades see off Preston

By
Sportsmail Reporter

PUBLISHED:

19:40 GMT, 20 October 2012

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UPDATED:

19:40 GMT, 20 October 2012

Eddie Howe's second spell in charge of Bournemouth began in fairytale fashion with a 3-1 victory over npower League One leaders Tranmere.

Howe left Burnley last week for personal reasons and returned to the club with whom he led to promotion from League Two in 2010.

The Cherries may yet be involved in a scrap to avoid dropping back down to the bottom tier but this result lifted them up to 18th and came after Jake Jervis had given Tranmere a 39th-minute lead.

Flying start: Harry Arter scores for Bournemouth

Flying start: Harry Arter scores for Bournemouth

But an own goal from Ben Gibson drew the hosts level in the 53rd minute and that was added to by Harry Arter (58) and Simon Francis (72).

Tranmere remain top but saw their lead reduced to four points by Stevenage, who were 1-0 winners at MK Dons thanks to a 27th-minute goal from Lucas Akins.

It was the same score in the meeting between Preston and Sheffield United, the third-placed Blades winning with a goal from Dave Kitson in the 43rd minute.

Crawley stayed level on points with United and they, too, claimed a 1-0 away win today, Hope Akpan netting in the 15th minute to condemn struggling Hartlepool to another defeat.

Back home: Eddie Howe saw his side win in his first game back

Back home: Eddie Howe saw his side win in his first game back

On a largely good day for the top sides, fifth-placed Notts County beat Coventry 2-1, Andre Boucaud (39) and Yoann Arquin (84) scoring before Richard Wood pulled one back three minutes from time.

Paulo Di Canio's Swindon had to settle for a 1-1 draw with struggling Scunthorpe. James Collins opened the scoring (18) but Aden Flint was sent off 33 minutes in and Karl Hawley levelled in the 56th minute.

Doncaster closed to within a point of the top six thanks to a 2-1 victory over Brentford, coming from behind after Jonathan Douglas had given the Bees a 45th-minute lead.

It stayed that way until David Cotterill levelled in the 74th minute and Billy Paynter grabbed the winner six minutes from time.

Rock-bottom Bury are the only team in the Football League without a win, and their fortunes did not improve today as they slumped to a 2-1 loss against Yeovil.

Bury were already down to 10 men following Zac Thompson's sending off when Byron Webster opened the scoring for the Glovers in the 34th minute.

And, although Dominic Poleon levelled 74 minutes in, they had parity for only two minutes before Sam Foley netted the winner.

Portsmouth are up to 11th after a 3-1 win over Shrewsbury in a game that burst into life in the second half.

Wes Thomas (55) and Izale McLeod (58) put Pompey two up, and no sooner had Marvin Morgan pulled one back (61) than he was sent off for serious foul play. McLeod made sure of the points with his second in stoppage time.

Oldham and Colchester were both on the march in midtable with 2-0 victories.
Matt Derbyshire (77) and Jose Baxter (83) were the heroes for Oldham against Leyton Orient while Craig Eastmond (25) and Jabo Ibehre (31) helped Colchester beat Carlisle.

Crewe were grateful for an injury-time equaliser from Chuks Aneke in a 2-2 draw with Walsall. Jamie Paterson (12) and Florent Cuvelier (26) had put the Saddlers two up before Mark Ellis (44) pulled one back.

Paulo Henrique Ganso wanted by Tottenham

Tottenham line up January move for Brazil star Ganso after missing out on Moutinho

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UPDATED:

11:56 GMT, 8 September 2012

Highly rated: Ganso

Highly rated: Ganso

Tottenham are hoping to sign Brazilian attacking midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso in January as Andre Villas-Boas continues to reshape his squad.

Spurs were frantically busy throughout the summer transfer window right up to deadline day – when they missed out on what would have been a club record 22million signing of Joao Moutinho.

Moutinho, whose move stalled over personal terms, would have been a direct replacement for Luka Modric – who has departed for Real Madrid – but Villas-Boas has now switched his attention to 22-year-old Ganso, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Santos star has fallen out with his club after requesting a move in the summer, and although any deal would be complicated by third-party ownership of the eight-cap international, it is thought his services could be acquired for around 8m.

Andre Villas-Boas will succeed at Spurs, says Paulo Sousa

AVB can succeed at Spurs but only if fans and chairman let him, says countryman Sousa

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16:12 GMT, 5 September 2012

Fantasy football 2012

Paulo Sousa expects Andre Villas-Boas to be a success at Tottenham – but only if the supporters and chairman Daniel Levy retain faith in his philosophy.

The former Swansea, QPR and Leicester manager is generating success on a tight budget in Hungary, with Videoton, who have qualified for the Europa League and he is proud of the international achievement of Portuguese coaches in the recent years in the trail of Jose Mourinho.

Give him time: Paulo Sousa is confident Andre Villas-Boas can succeed at Spurs

Give him time: Paulo Sousa is confident Andre Villas-Boas can succeed at Spurs

He believes AVB can extend the record of success despite a faltering start at Spurs which has led to jeers from fans and questions from players who are unsure of his methods.

Sousa said: 'It is difficult for anyone to be Tottenham manager after Harry Redknapp. He is very popular in England and at Tottenham, with fans and players and the media.

'Then you're looking for the right profile of players to set out his own football identity and ideas and this takes time. The method of training will be different to what it was under Redknapp.

'If you get positive results it becomes easier, of course, because the convictions will become stronger but there are difficulties at the beginning of each process.

'I'm sure AVB will achieve success at Spurs if he gets time and support. If you identify all Portuguese coaches – not only Andre – our football education, our methods and ideas, will get success.

'In my opinion, January will be a fair time to judge.'

The same is true of Brendan Rodgers, another manager trying to implement fundamental style changes under the pressure of expectation at Liverpool.

'He has not changed as a coach because he moved from Swansea to Liverpool,' said Sousa.

'If his ways have won before, they will win again.

Feeling the heat: Villas-Boas has taken two points from his first three games

Feeling the heat: Villas-Boas has taken two points from his first three games

'When you sign a particular type of player, he sometimes doesn't suit the football philosophy at his new club and it's a big mistake when you make these decisions.

'One of the most difficult things for Brendan to achieve will be to change the culture of the fans. They are used to football that is different to the football he wants to put on the pitch.

'This is really hard to change at Liverpool. Fans are used to watching very competitive players with importance on block defending and a quick rhythm to the game with lots of action in the box.

'If the fans back him and want to change the way they see the game, they will be satisfied with his work.

'When the club owners took the decision, they knew Brendan's profile as a coach. I'm sure Brendan will be successful and with the understanding of the fans at the start he could be there for 20 years.'

Sousa speaks with experience of knee-jerk reactions from two of the most notorious sackers in the English game.

He survived only five months before he was axed by Flavio Briatore at QPR and four months before Milan Mandaric fired him at Leicester.

Held at home: Spurs could only manage a 1-1 draw with Norwich on Saturday

Held at home: Spurs could only manage a 1-1 draw with Norwich on Saturday

This season, Chesterfield and Coventry have been quick on the trigger, sacking John Sheridan and Andy Thorn before the end of August.

'Before, being a manager in England was to be allowed time to build on your concepts,' said Sousa.

'It was different to everywhere else but it has started to be more like the other countries.

'For the club to have success, everybody needs to be clear about the project, what they want to achieve when they consider the profile of a manager.

'If you keep changing it is terrible for the club. It is destabilising and it doesn't make economic sense.

Testing times: Brendan Rodgers has also had a slow start to his Liverpool reign

Testing times: Brendan Rodgers has also had a slow start to his Liverpool reign

'It is not easy to change culture and football philosophy. You need the desire and strength to change. You are asking the fans, the heart of the club, to accept a different kind of football.

'The process of growing will include negative results and if they're not supportive it is really hard.

'It's easier to start the process in League One or League Two, where you can build and motivate yourself and then arrive in the Premier League with stability like Swansea, where the chairman Huw Jenkins understands the vision.

'It has been a bit easier for Swansea working in Wales than it is for Tottenham or Liverpool.'

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Steve Pienaar injury rules Everton star out of South Africa squad

Injured Everton ace Pieenar forced to miss South Africa friendly against Brazil

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13:58 GMT, 3 September 2012

Injury has forced Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar to withdrawn from South Africa's squad due to play international friendlies this week.

The 30-year-old sustained a thigh strain in Saturday's first defeat of the season at West Brom.

He was due to fly out to join his national squad for matches against Brazil in Sao Paulo on Friday and then Mozambique in Nelspruit.

However, Everton have confirmed injury has prevented Pienaar for travelling and he now has two weeks to recover before their next match, the visit of Newcastle on September 17.

Injury blow: Everton midfielder will miss South Africa's forthcoming internationals

Injury blow: Everton midfielder will miss South Africa's forthcoming internationals